Two-bedroom Cape Town beach house sold for R20m in Clifton
The original beach ‘bungalow’, which is owned by the City of Cape Town, was sold on auction at a higher price than expected
A two-bedroom beach house with a small garden on Fourth Beach‚ Clifton‚ has sold for R20m in Cape Town.
More than 100 people attended ClareMart’s auction of the sought-after property with sea views‚ an open plan lounge and dining area‚ kitchen and bathroom. It was owned by the City of Cape Town.
ClareMart general executive director Andrew Koch said‚ "The sale is still subject to confirmation by the council. They have 12 weeks to confirm the offer. They are very likely to confirm it though‚ as it was above expectations. There was a lot of bidding on the property‚ with one bidder finally getting it at R20m."
Clifton’s original beach "bungalows" rarely change hands, but the city said the sale of the 357m² property was in line with its policy of disposing of non-core assets.
"In the past three financial years (2014-15 to 2016-17)‚ the city has sold and transferred 163 properties that are no longer required for municipal services‚" Stuart Diamond‚ City of Cape Town MMC for assets and facilities management‚ told TimesLIVE.
"One can actually say when you’ve got an item of high demand it really should go to auction‚ this is a case in point. The offer was considerably higher than the estate agents could generate for the previous owners‚" said Kock. The identity of the buyer was not revealed.